Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Found Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg
Joshua Greenberg died at age 28 on Sunday, July 19.  Gavin Doran

Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of the music streaming service Grooveshark, was found dead at age 28 in his Gainesville, Fla. home on Sunday, July 19, the Gainesville police confirmed. 

“No evidence of foul play or suicide,” the department’s official handle tweeted

Joshua’s mother, Lori Greenberg, told the Gainesville Sun that the toxicology report’s results wouldn’t be back for two months.

“They are as baffled as I am,” she told the newspaper

Joshua founded Grooveshark in 2007 with his friends Sam Tarantino and Andres Barreto. It was a music streaming service, that as of April 2015 was shut down in a settlement between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.

Grooveshark was sued by multiple companies for copyright violations, which ultimately led to its end. The founders released a statement back in April, noting, “Despite the best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service. That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation.” 

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